Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe is from the chef at a nearby golf club. Of course, he doesn't measure anything, so the original quantities were "to taste." The end result has always gotten rave reviews. Sept 2005 Update: Thanks to Thorsten for providing measurements and a photo!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 600 g yams (3-4)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, to taste
  • 14-12 teaspoon cinnamon, to taste
  • 12 cup whipping cream, as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Peel and slice yams 1/8" thick- easily done in a food processer.
  3. Layer yam slices (overlapping) lengthwise in a 13 x 9 casserole.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  5. Repeat yam and spice layers.
  6. Pour whipping cream over everything so dish is half full.
  7. Bake 1 hour.
Most Helpful

We've made this gratin every thanksgiving holiday for the past 6 years - it's very much loved & eaten quickly w/no leftovers ever, no matter if the recipe's doubled or tripled! Given the high-cal/fat, it's definitely reserved for holidays-only & everyone looks very forward to it throughout the year. Thanks, Kathy, for posting back in the day of recipezaar - I printed it years ago & had to research to find it again since there's many variations out there - but this is our fav!

stacyrjulien November 18, 2014

So, so very tasty! I did add some crumbled smoked bacon bits, chopped onions and grated Parmesan cheese, and the flavor was both sweet and savory for a great main dish. I'll definitely ba making this dish again!

East Wind Goddess April 03, 2009

very yummy but definitely not low fat. The whipping cream made it very creamy but it was still delicious!

lilrebel2224 July 19, 2008

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